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of the september 11 attack in benghazi, libya, that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. republicans charged that the administration already knew that it was a planned terrorist attack. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. >> reporter: in november, rice testified behind closed doors on capitol hill but her critics, like senator lindsey graham, were unrelenting. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the explanation about how four americans died in benghazi by ambassador rice, i think does not do justice to the reality at the time, and in hindsight, clearly was completely wrong. >> reporter: last month, the president defended rice with a rare flash of public anger. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> reporter: but today, in a phone conversation with the president, rice bowed out. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. >> reporter:
. rice was heavily criticized for her statements made after the benghazi consulate attack. she said that she bowed out because she didn't want to endure confirmation hearings that were, quote, very politicized. the move makes massachusetts senator john kerry the likely choice to be the nation's next top diplomat. >>> the u.s. labor department says the economy added more jobs than expected last month. the latest jobs report shows employers added 146,000 jobs. the national unemployment rate now at 7.7%. initial unemployment also dropped by 29,000 last week. those numbers do not include people who have stopped looking for work. >>> wall street wasn't paying attention to the jobs report apparently. instead, stocks closed lower after more signs of tension emerge from "fiscal cliff" talks in washington. the dow fell nearly 75, nasdaq down 22, s&p down 9. >>> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the world for the first and probably only time. >> hundreds lined up for an 85- dollar six-pack of beer. the reason this rare monk-made beer has final made its way to the just and
.s. embassy in benghazi sparked a washington firestorm making her confirmation questionable. >> i withdraw my name because i think it's the right thing for the country and i think it's the right thing for the president and putting those things together that makes it the right thing for me and my family. >> there's a lot of speculation that senator john kerry may be a possible successor to outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. rice says it's her intention to remain the ambassador to the united nations. >>> the "fiscal cliff" is just 18 days away. and neither side appears willing to give much ground. cbs reporter tara mergener has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner left the capital thursday evening for a face-to- face "fiscal cliff" talk with the president. earlier in the day president obama told cbs' minneapolis station wcco he is hopeful they will make a deal. >> the big problem right now is that republicans in the house are resistant to the idea of the wealthiest americans paying higher taxes. >> reporter: boehner's second trip to the white house thi
, 2012, on the diplomatic compound in benghazi, libya. >> in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response. >> reporter: five days after those attacks, rice went on the sunday shows, repeating talking points from the intelligence community, that critics said downplayed the terrorist attack in the weeks leading up to the election. >> i didn't mislead. i didn't misrepresent. i did the best with the information the united states government had at the time. >> reporter: democrats point out that republicans didn't have as hard a time with a different national security adviser named rice who had different inaccurate talking points from the intelligence community. that was condoleezza rice, talking about iraqi weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. that was a different time. george? >> yes, it was, jake, thanks very much. >>> let's get more on this from our senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. and martha raddatz, now in line to be named secretary of state, senator john kerry of massachusetts. he's likely to be easily confirmed. but this is sti
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